James Mangold and Hugh Jackman have teamed up to make a breathtakingly beautiful final tribute to the character Jackman has played all these years; the Wolverine. Logan has just hit theaters this past weekend as is now the fifth highest R-rated film at the domestic box office bringing over $85 million. It’s certainly a bittersweet ending to the Wolverine character but Jackman has certainly deserved it.
Jackman recently took to his Twitter account to post an incredibly moving tribute of all the years he’s played Wolverine. Watch the short clip below:
The under minute clip showcases some fan art that Jackman has rounded up from the internet and placed into this video. I especially enjoy the fan art that showcases Logan and Laura Kinney (X-23). This is a wonderful way of Jackman saying thank you to all of the fans who have been with him every step of the way.
It felt just like yesterday when a six foot two actor was cast as Wolverine back in the year 1999. Like Heath Ledger after him, Jackman faced harsh criticism not long after he was cast. Though Jackman wasn’t a well known actor at the time, he took all of the criticism like a pro and gave an impeccable performance as Logan in the first Bryan Singer X-Men movie. Jackman didn’t look back and continued playing the role for seventeen years.
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Logan was such an emotional ride from start to finish. If this truly is Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine, then they couldn’t have picked a more heartfelt story to tell. The film is getting some serious buzz with some claiming it has the potential to win an Oscar.
Jackman has portrayed this character a total of nine times if you include his brief cameo in X-Men: First Class. The man has always given it his all sacrificing day after day just to stay in shape. Jackman has never phoned it in as the famous actor will always be remembered as the mutant who was brought in by Charles Xavier.
If you still haven’t seen Logan I implore you to check it out. It’s much different than any of the previous X-Men films before it. The movie is a fantastic sendoff to a character we’ve loved since we were introduced to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men. This film pushes all the right buttons and certainly opens the floodgates for more realistic comic book film adaptations.
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